Fundraising drive for murdered Scottish Muslim shopkeeper hits £100,000
Asad Shah, 40, was a “popular, well respected and much loved” member of the community, according to the GoFundMe page set up by local residents to help Shah’s family cover funeral costs.
Loyal customers of Shah had initially hoped to raise £1,500 through the online campaign, but the target was surpassed 66 times over as more than 5,000 people donated from all across the world.
The death of Asad Shah was driven by the same hatred and intolerance that we have seen in Lahore yesterday.— Naz Shah MP (@NazShahBfd) March 28, 2016
Moved to be one of hundreds tonight as Shawlands united in grief for Asad Shah and support for his family. https://t.co/W3CmFkW7X8— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 25, 2016
Glasgow vigil for murdered shop keeper Asad Shah happening now. pic.twitter.com/ozAtIKmtEL— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) March 25, 2016
The Scottish-Muslim man was stabbed in front of eyewitnesses outside his shop at around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Just four hours earlier, Shah shared an happy Easter message calling for peace and unity on his Facebook page.
A 32-year-old Muslim man has been arrested in connection with the murder.
The accused may have travelled 200 miles from Bradford to carry out the “religiously prejudiced” attack, according to police.